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256 Ratings

Downhill Racer

Directed by Michael Ritchie
United States, 1969
Drama, Sport


A smug and overly self-assured downhill skier, David Chappellet (Robert Redford), joins the American ski team and quickly makes waves with his arrogant behavior and even flashier maneuvers on the slopes, falling into conflict with the team’s coach (Gene Hackman).

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Downhill Racer Directed by Michael Ritchie

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1971 | Winner: Best Actor

Writers Guild of America

1970 | Nominee: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1969 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1970 | 3rd place: Best Actor

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